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  • kingstongrahamkingstongraham Posts: 20,944
    MattFalle said:

    Hi!

    Cheers, the rest of you need tasering.
  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 10,096
    Onegear said:

    MattFalle said:

    Onegear said:

    orraloon said:

    Onegear said:


    The only people who should be shamed are those who stare at you for more than two seconds and not wave. Now thats weird.

    Not been in Holland much then?
    No need I live in London
    Are you in Dynamo?

    If not, why not?
    No invite, so im just PRing richmond park laps until get noticed
    I understand theres a load of lads riding in Italy over the next couple of weeks in the hope of getting spotted and invited to try out for the Dynamos.

    good luck with your try though.
  • janwaljanwal Posts: 486
    I’ve recently built up a Planet X on-one gravel bike (lovely Cadbury cream egg colours so you can’t miss it!). However I’ve built it as a flat bar as I prefere them in winter. I’ve definitely noticed less acknowledgement from roadies than If I’m on my Bianchi Infinito summer bike. Doesn’t bother me in the least,just an observation.
  • FlâneurFlâneur Posts: 3,081
    let's all be friends eh
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  • elbowlohelbowloh Posts: 7,078
    Flâneur said:

    let's all be friends eh

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  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 10,096
    Flâneur said:

    let's all be friends eh

    no. i hate people and do the MFs.
  • I tend to wave out in the countryside because it seems to be what most people do, but if I'm honest I'd prefer not to, and just focus on my own thoughts - not being a naturally sociable person. Sometimes this means you don't even see the other person. When I'm cycling in Cambridge for work, I invariably completely miss people I know. They tell me later, I saw you on [street] the other day, but you didn't see me. I think it's because I'm concentrating on the traffic, and on where I have to be next.

    On the other hand I'm happy to stop if I see someone with a mechanical, especially if they're on their own. Spotted someone walking with their bike recently. At first I thought he had a flat and no spare tube, and was going to offer one, then I saw he was bleeding from some cuts to the face. He said he'd overdone it on a corner, and the bike wasn't rideable. His wife had been with him, was riding home get the car.
  • I wonder if there is something in Rapha jerseys that stops people lifting their hands from the bars. Some sort of safety feature that justifies the price of the clothing?? That would then innocently explain why cool people try to look like they are too cool to wave.
  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 10,096

    I wonder if there is something in Rapha jerseys that stops people lifting their hands from the bars. Some sort of safety feature that justifies the price of the clothing?? That would then innocently explain why cool people try to look like they are too cool to wave.

    problem is, they don't look and aren't cool.
  • imposter2.0imposter2.0 Posts: 11,888
    This entire thread is predicated on the notion that 'pros' will ignore you, becausr they are pros. IME, they don't...
  • shirley_bassoshirley_basso Posts: 5,430
    edited May 2021
    You can hate on rapha all you like but their new purple brevet jersey looks the bloody business.



    Especially paired with white socks, white shoes and plain black shorts.

    Also waving at total strangers because you happen to be riding bikes is the behaviour of an imbecile.

    Yes I wave sometimes
  • cookeeemonstercookeeemonster Posts: 1,991

    I wonder if there is something in Rapha jerseys that stops people lifting their hands from the bars. Some sort of safety feature that justifies the price of the clothing?? That would then innocently explain why cool people try to look like they are too cool to wave.

    Do people still think this s**t??

    Grow up.
  • OnegearOnegear Posts: 76
    based on his

    I wonder if there is something in Rapha jerseys that stops people lifting their hands from the bars. Some sort of safety feature that justifies the price of the clothing?? That would then innocently explain why cool people try to look like they are too cool to wave.

    Do people still think this s**t??

    Grow up.
    based on his/her user name they are clearly a russian agent bent on agitating the cyclist community into a civil war between rapha and non-rapha wearers
  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 10,096
    Onegear said:

    based on his

    I wonder if there is something in Rapha jerseys that stops people lifting their hands from the bars. Some sort of safety feature that justifies the price of the clothing?? That would then innocently explain why cool people try to look like they are too cool to wave.

    Do people still think this s**t??

    Grow up.
    based on his/her user name they are clearly a russian agent bent on agitating the cyclist community into a civil war between rapha and non-rapha wearers
    all we are saying is give DHB a chance.....
  • cruffcruff Posts: 1,518

    Fat chopper. Some racing. Some testing. Some crashing.
    Specialising in Git Daaahns and Cafs. Norvern Munkey/Transplanted Laaandoner.
  • kingstongrahamkingstongraham Posts: 20,944

    This entire thread is predicated on the notion that 'pros' will ignore you, becausr they are pros. IME, they don't...

    I got caught by team sky on their way up a hill in gran canaria. They were very pleasant.
  • gary_sparrowgary_sparrow Posts: 180

    This entire thread is predicated on the notion that 'pros' will ignore you, becausr they are pros. IME, they don't...

    I got caught by team sky on their way up a hill in gran canaria. They were very pleasant.
    On their way back to freemotion to return their bikes I hope 😎

  • kingstongrahamkingstongraham Posts: 20,944

    This entire thread is predicated on the notion that 'pros' will ignore you, becausr they are pros. IME, they don't...

    I got caught by team sky on their way up a hill in gran canaria. They were very pleasant.
    On their way back to freemotion to return their bikes I hope 😎

    On their way up to ayacata, and then all the way up. I was on a lovely freemotion bike though :)
  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 10,096
    edited May 2021
    The wonderful, kind, gentle, sweet and utterly delicious TDV and I were out for a romantic cruise in the Anaconda yesterday (we were going to the dump).

    A gaggle of cyclists came towards us, all over the road they be so, so we pulled over - all of them waved or said thank you.

    They were not wearing matching kit.

    30 seconds later, another gaggle came towards us, all wearing matching kit, looking v v v serious, again, all over the road they be, so we stayed pulled over.

    Not one said thank you.

    I leave you lot to work out which one were the clubbie whankerrs.
  • First.AspectFirst.Aspect Posts: 9,707
    MattFalle said:

    The wonderful, kind, gentle, sweet and utterly delicious TDV and I were out for a romantic cruise in the Anaconda yesterday (we were going to the dump).

    A gaggle of cyclists came towards us, all over the road they be so, so we pulled over - all of them waved or said thank you.

    They were not wearing matching kit.

    30 seconds later, another gaggle came towards us, all wearing matching kit, looking v v v serious, again, all over the road they be, so we stayed pulled over.

    Not one said thank you.

    I leave you lot to work out which one were the clubbie whankerrs.

    They were both clubs, is my guess.
  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 10,096
    edited May 2021

    MattFalle said:

    The wonderful, kind, gentle, sweet and utterly delicious TDV and I were out for a romantic cruise in the Anaconda yesterday (we were going to the dump).

    A gaggle of cyclists came towards us, all over the road they be so, so we pulled over - all of them waved or said thank you.

    They were not wearing matching kit.

    30 seconds later, another gaggle came towards us, all wearing matching kit, looking v v v serious, again, all over the road they be, so we stayed pulled over.

    Not one said thank you.

    I leave you lot to work out which one were the clubbie whankerrs.

    They were both clubs, is my guess.
    nah. first lot weren't wearing matching clothes and weren't outwardly throbbers.
  • shirley_bassoshirley_basso Posts: 5,430
    MattFalle said:

    MattFalle said:

    The wonderful, kind, gentle, sweet and utterly delicious TDV and I were out for a romantic cruise in the Anaconda yesterday (we were going to the dump).

    A gaggle of cyclists came towards us, all over the road they be so, so we pulled over - all of them waved or said thank you.

    They were not wearing matching kit.

    30 seconds later, another gaggle came towards us, all wearing matching kit, looking v v v serious, again, all over the road they be, so we stayed pulled over.

    Not one said thank you.

    I leave you lot to work out which one were the clubbie whankerrs.

    They were both clubs, is my guess.
    nah. first lot weren't wearing matching clothes and weren't outwardly throbbers.
    Is an outward throbber an erection?
  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 10,096
    #priaprism
  • OnegearOnegear Posts: 76
    so we have outward throbbers being derogatory, and same with limp censored duckers... is there a new optimal level of shaft stiffness or is compliant truly the new normal?
  • womackwomack Posts: 566
    MattFalle said:

    MattFalle said:

    The wonderful, kind, gentle, sweet and utterly delicious TDV and I were out for a romantic cruise in the Anaconda yesterday (we were going to the dump).

    A gaggle of cyclists came towards us, all over the road they be so, so we pulled over - all of them waved or said thank you.

    They were not wearing matching kit.

    30 seconds later, another gaggle came towards us, all wearing matching kit, looking v v v serious, again, all over the road they be, so we stayed pulled over.

    Not one said thank you.

    I leave you lot to work out which one were the clubbie whankerrs.

    They were both clubs, is my guess.
    nah. first lot weren't wearing matching clothes and weren't outwardly throbbers.
    It's my guess the second lot all had Civil Service Pensions as well!
  • tootsie323tootsie323 Posts: 199
    I tend to be equally ignored by all sorts: commuters, nodders, MTBers, chaingangs...
    ... it's probably me
  • MrsRMrsR Posts: 81

    I tend to be equally ignored by all sorts: commuters, nodders, MTBers, chaingangs...
    ... it's probably me

    I liked your comment the most. I see you. :)
  • Onegear said:

    based on his

    I wonder if there is something in Rapha jerseys that stops people lifting their hands from the bars. Some sort of safety feature that justifies the price of the clothing?? That would then innocently explain why cool people try to look like they are too cool to wave.

    Do people still think this s**t??

    Grow up.
    based on his/her user name they are clearly a russian agent bent on agitating the cyclist community into a civil war between rapha and non-rapha wearers
    It's not just Rapha wearers, I find people riding bikes with disc brakes are worse.
  • kingstoniankingstonian Posts: 2,847
    orraloon said:

    Onegear said:


    The only people who should be shamed are those who stare at you for more than two seconds and not wave. Now thats weird.

    Not been in Holland much then?

    So true.
  • dennisndennisn Posts: 10,601
    mrb123 said:

    Is a nod sufficient?

    A nod is as good as a wink.
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